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Portuguese Vocabulary for Going to the Beach: 50 Nouns and 10 Verbs


Whatever your reason for traveling, if you visit Portugal or particularly Brazil you’ll be quite likely to make a trip to the seaside. Both countries have excellent coastlines and beaches, the most famous being Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro—but Brazil has thousands of miles of stunning coastline, and Portugal is also justly famous for its beaches. Portuguese vocabulary for the beach, then, is a very relevant asset for a visitor to either Portugal or Brazil. The best way of acquiring it? Learn with our expert tutors.


Nouns

Here are 50 nouns to help you build up your Portuguese vocabulary for going to the beach.


Beach

Praia


Sea

Mar


Sand

Areia


Ocean

Oceano


Shore

Costa


Boardwalk

Calçadão [BR], orla [EU, BR]


Seaweed

Alga marinha


Tide

Maré


Wave

Onda


Cliff

Falésia


Kite

Pipa


Life preserver

Salva-vidas


Beach ball

Bola de praia


Towel

Toalha


Parasol

Guarda-sol, sombrinha


Swimming trunks

Sunga [BR], fato de banho [EU]


Swimsuit

Maiô


Island

Ilha


Shark

Tubarão


Surfboard

Prancha de surfe


Yacht

Iate


Boat

Barco


Sunburn

Queimadura solar


Sunscreen

Protetor solar


Sunglasses

Óculos escuros, óculos de sol


Shell

Concha


Coast

Costa


Sandals

Sandálias


Dune

Duna


Surfer

Surfista


Swimmer

Nadador


Fish

Peixe


Speedboat

Lancha


Bucket

Balde


Spade

Pá de areia


Starfish

Estrela do mar


Horizon

Horizonte


Coral

Coral


Sandcastle

Castelo de areia


Goggles

Óculos de natação


Changing room

Vestário


Bay

Baía


Deck chair

Espreguiçadeira


Clam

Amêijoa


Lifeguard

Salva-vidas [BR], nadador-salvador [EU]


Crab

Caranguejo


Breeze

Brisa


Current

Corrente


Ice cream

Sorvete, gelado


Shower

Chuveiro


Verbs

Now you’ve learned the nouns, here are 10 Portuguese verbs for common beach activities.


To swim

Nadar


To sunbathe

Apanhar sol, bronzear-se


To surf

Surfar


To windsurf

Fazer windsurf


To fish

Pescar


To play soccer

Jogar futebol


To play beach volleyball

Jogar vôlei de praia


To fly a kite

Empinar uma pipa


To build

Construir


To dig

Cavar


Keep Building Your Portuguese Vocabulary

Learning the vocabulary is only the first step. Before you break out the sunblock, you need to know how to use the words and phrases properly. To learn this and many areas of Portuguese vocabulary and grammar, your best bet is to practice with a Portuguese tutor. With our tutors, you know you’ll be working with a real expert—and if you’re not totally satisfied with your first lesson, we offer a moneyback guarantee. Our tutors are waiting to hear from you!

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